I Thessalonians 2: 19-20
For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy. NIV
Paul is so clear here.
The point of our life here on earth … the accomplishment for which we should be striving … is investment in others. We are called to share Christ’s love and His message with our fellow man.
Nothing we accomplish independently — no trophy, no title — will mean anything in the hereafter. The glory will be in those who join us there.
To keep that eternal perspective in our world is sometimes difficult. We get bogged down in the day-to-day, in the expectations that others have for us.
If I can remember that what’s important is what God expects of me, I won’t worry about the rest of it.
That’s what I’ll think about today.